Khergit infantry is the melee infantry class of the Khergit Khanate in Multiplayer games. In the lore of the campaign, Khergit infantry seems almost like a contradiction -- and, indeed, in previous patches, Khergits did not have a multiplayer infantry class. Khergit infantry is notable for its uniform proficiencies -- it lacks any particular strengths or weaknesses at wielding weapons, wielding polearms, two-handed weapons, and one-handed weapons with equal proficiency. A somewhat unexpected side-effect is that, should they come across a crossbow in a game with Rhodoks or Swadians, Khergit infantry are far more competent crossbowmen than other melee infantry classes like Nord huscarls or Rhodok sergeants. (In principle, they are also competent archers -- but in practice they cannot use any bows but hunting bows (generally unavailable in multiplayer) thanks to lack of power draw.) However, Khergits lack any particularly long polearms -- the hafted blade being their longest -- making them vulnerable to competent mounted lancers, and their use of small, round shields intended for mounted use make them vulnerable to highly lucky or skilled missile shots. Oddly, Khergit infantry are able to don the powerful armor of singleplayer Khergit lancers and noblemen, while multiplayer lancers do not.
Khergit infantry sadly lacks the Khergit armor given freely to lancers and horse archers, being stuck with heavier and less protective steppe armor instead. The hafted blade will most likely be their primary weapon, against both infantry and cavalry.
The bot equivalent of Khergit infantry, a relic of the days before Khergit infantry was added to the game and the Khergits in multiplayer only had two classes, are known as Khergit dismounted lancers. Their small shields and lack of shield skill make them highly vulnerable to leg shots, but they very tough in close combat, sometimes using options unavailable to current Khergit infantry such as war axes. Nonetheless, they are stated out as dismounted cavalry, not true infantry, and they lack skills like athletics while having points in riding, and even power draw and horse archery. (Curiously, the bot Khergit lancer has more power strike than the bot Khergit dismounted lancer, making the mounted version slightly superior even without their horses.)